Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Nov 13, 2000
CUSIP: 922908686
Ticker Symbol: VSMAX
Morningstar Category:Small Blend
As of Aug 31, 2022
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $111,860

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization stocks.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Index, a broadly diversified index of stocks of small U.S. companies. The advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2022
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Adma-2.61%-23.70%-20.74%4.98%5.37%9.57%8.34%
CRSP US Small Cap Indexa,b-2.63%-23.71%-20.75%4.96%5.35%9.65%N/A
Morningstar Small Blenda,c-4.03%-23.31%-18.95%4.74%3.74%8.42%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, participants or plan sponsors in a MissionSquare Retirement administered account can log in at, or institutions can go to

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.05%
Net Expenses0.05%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2022 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The CRSP US Small Cap Index consists of companies representing small capitalization stocks traded in the U.S. on the NYSE, NYSE Market, NASDAQ or ARCA.

c. The Morningstar category average return represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 22, 2022Sep 22, 2022$0.318900000
Jun 22, 2022Jun 22, 2022$0.282200000
Mar 22, 2022Mar 22, 2022$0.266900000
Dec 23, 2021Dec 23, 2021$0.522500000
Sep 23, 2021Sep 23, 2021$0.280800000
Jun 23, 2021Jun 23, 2021$0.266000000
Mar 24, 2021Mar 24, 2021$0.269800000
Dec 23, 2020Dec 23, 2020$0.428000000
Sep 24, 2020Sep 24, 2020$0.260900000
Jun 24, 2020Jun 24, 2020$0.153100000
Mar 9, 2020Mar 9, 2020$0.223800000
Dec 23, 2019Dec 23, 2019$0.427800000
Sep 13, 2019Sep 13, 2019$0.215500000
Jun 26, 2019Jun 26, 2019$0.232200000
Mar 27, 2019Mar 27, 2019$0.228900000
Dec 21, 2018Dec 21, 2018$0.343100000
Sep 27, 2018Sep 27, 2018$0.309600000
Jun 21, 2018Jun 21, 2018$0.183000000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2022
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars578
3-Year 3 Stars578
5-Year 4 Stars536
10-Year 4 Stars356

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2022
Equity Stylebox
Small Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2022
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2022
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock97.2%
Foreign Stock0.7%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.


Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2022
Financial Services14.1%
Consumer Cyclical11.5%
Real Estate9.2%
Basic Materials4.2%
Consumer Defensive4.0%
Communication Services2.3%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2022
Holding NamePercent
Quanta Services Inc0.4%
Molina Healthcare Inc0.4%
LPL Financial Holdings Inc0.4%
EQT Corp0.3%
Atmos Energy Corp0.3%
Targa Resources Corp0.3%
IDEX Corp0.3%
Carlisle Companies Inc0.3%
Bunge Ltd0.3%
Steel Dynamics Inc0.3%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2022
Standard Deviation24.6422.01



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